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Feb 10, 2013 6:30am EST
. >> there are restraints. >> we're going to be debating -- >> in the pentagon and the cia. >> i mean, his little deputies are over there telling him what he can and can't do? >> this is going to be an ongoing debate in this program, there's no question about it. this is a whole new world. exit question. the united nations human rights council is now examining drone strikes. if some or all of anti- terrorist drone use is found to constitute war crimes, and the u.n. rules the matter to the icc, which is the u.n.'s international criminal court, will president obama be able to travel overseas for the rest of his life without fearing ending up in the icc docket? >> you shoe tell the icc to mind its own business but we should have the congress of the united states and the leaders of the united states debate this issue and set rules of engagement we can all agree upon and follow. >> point is well taken. stop trying to sweep this under the rug. >> let's put it up-front. >> eleanor. >> these are valid questions, and they were debated in the hearing for the confirmation of john brennan this week. i
CBS
Feb 20, 2013 6:30pm EST
defense, an estimated 700,000 would be furloughed for one day a week. according to the pentagon's chief budget officer robert hale, that would save between $4 and $5 billion. but it would all come out of people's paychecks. >> we feel we don't have any choice but to impose furloughs even though we would much prefer not to do it. frankly, this is within of the least -- the most distasteful tasks i have faced in my four years in this job. >> reporter: department of defense civilians run training range where navy pilots practice strafing runs. they manage the flow of supplies to troops in afghanistan, overhaul army tanks and provide medical care for everybody from wounded warriors to retirees. laying them off for one day a week would not cripple national defense, but it would, said jessica wright, the pentagon's head of personnel, be an economic catastrophe for their families. >> if furloughs are enacted, civilians will experience a 20% decrease in their pay between late april and september. >> reporter: even then, the pentagon would still have to find another $41 billion in savings during
CBS
Feb 3, 2013 8:00am EST
friendly and enemy communications. networks is one of the pentagon's top priorities. ew covers jamming, spoofing, and attacking enemy systems while defending your own network and was critical during the cold war. after the soviet collapse ew slipped to the sidelines, returning to the spotlight to did he he fend allied troops in iraq and afghanistan by jamming roadside bombs. ew has quietly become a priority as pentagon leaders prepare for future conflict and russia, china, and other nation states improve their ew capabilities. u.s. forces depend on vast networks for intelligence, strikes, navigation and logistics, and leaders realize that any smart enemy will attack these systems in any conflict to handicap american forces. among the changes to bert protect forces has been to merge cyber and ew operations which are intimately intertwined. joining us are the four men who head the ew efforts for their respective services. colonel jim ekvall, chief of war far division. captain greg smith, director of the navy's threet electronic warfare, colonel jim "hook" pryor, chief of air force electr
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
happened at zales in pentagon city yesterday. >> but tonight we have brand- new video of a robbery this afternoon at a jewelry store in frederick. our ken molestina is there and the video is just amazing. you really feel for the woman inside at the time. >> reporter: absolutely, leslie. the images you're about to see tell it all. this was absolutely bold. it was daring. these women who were inside at least some of them, police say were hit with pepper spray. folks, once again it was all caught on the crook cam. let's show you what we're talking about. take a look here. you can see three men enter the colonial jewelry store on south market street after 1:00 today. one of the men appears to have a gun and he orders the women inside on to the floor. a second man then with the pepper spray can is seen firing off some of the chemical. the thieves break the glass cases and make off with handfuls of jewelry. the whole thing was over in minutes. thankfully no one was seriously hurt here. let's go on to yesterday. a similar scene at the zales jewelry store inside pentagon's mall. police say they
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 5:00am EST
stores in one particular indication. the first robbery we know happened here at pentagon city mall, very busy as we all know. the second in downtown frederick in the middle of the day. now police in both jurisdictions working together to solve these crimes. take a look at some surveillance video of the attack ha happened tuesday -- attack that happened tuesday. at 1:30 at colonial jewelers in downtown frederick. the men force the employees down, spray one with pepper spray, smash into the jewelry case and take off with rolex watches. at pentagon city four men ran inside a store, forcing two employees out of the shop. they smashed the glass case 20 times with a hammer and take off with 27 rings worth $128,000. >> very bold behavior. it's a crowded mall, 11:00 a.m. broad daylight, a very bold behavior. this is something we haven't seen in arlington for a while. >> reporter: the suspects both we're told used hammers during their attack. so that's one common theme that we're seeing here and they both had getaway cars. one leaving downtown frederick. one leaving and smashing through the arm g
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
pentagon metro station. crews will remove the affected escalators from the station's south side. metro says that this work is not as big as last year's escalator project that took place at the dupont station. the pentagon escalators were installed 18 years ago, and metro says rehabilitating them is not practical or cost effective. customers will still be able to use the pentagon station's north side escalators. the replacement should be completed by fall. >>> the standoff between police and an alabama man is now almost one week old. the suspect is accused of murdering a school bus driver and kidnapping a 5-year-old boy. marie hall has the latest from midland city, alabama. >> reporter: ribbons and signs hang outside midland city elementary school where teachers and staffers returned today for the first time since a bus driver was killed and a kindergartner was abducted last tuesday. it's still not clear when classes will resume. police say 65-year-old jimmy dykes is holding a 5-year-old boy named ethan in an underground bunker. hostage negotiators have been talking to dykes and deliver
CBS
Feb 20, 2013 6:00am EST
automatic across- the-board spending cuts. that's why the pentagon is expected to announce a plan to furlough nearly 800,000 civilian employees one day each week beginning in april. that's essentially a 20% pay cut. federal law requires the pentagon to warn congress of furloughs at least 45 days in advance. exceptions here will include political appointees and people whose job functions are considered necessary to protect life and property. but some d.o.d. civilian firefighters, police officers, nurses and other emergency workers could still be furloughed. if these furloughs go on for some time, they'll add up to around a month of lost pay by the end of september. warnings are going out about the possible impact of these cutses on our local and national economies. the. spoke out yesterday and local leaders are figuring out exactly what's at stake. >> montgomery county alone in terms of this tax base, each day based on our estimates is a possibly $500,000. >> ten days of furloughs equal $120 million in lost income in federal employees for the county. >> these cuts are not smart. they
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
arrests so far in monday's heist at the zales store in pentagon city. >>> a manhunt is under way across southern california for a former los angeles police officer suspected of shooting several officers overnight. he's also a suspect in a double murder that happened earlier this week. edward lawrence has the latest information from riverside, california. >> reporter: police officers in nine southern california counties are on high alert. they consider themselves possible targets of a former los angeles police officer suspected in two overnight shootings. one police officer was shot and killed in riverside an hour east of los angeles while another was seriously injured. >> our officers were stopped at an intersection at a red light when they were ambushed. >> reporter: investigators say the suspect is former lapd officer and navy reservist christopher dorner who posted an online manifesto threatening police officials and their families. investigators have been out here all morning collecting evidence, even at the crime scene. police are here with their rifles at the ready. police say dor
CBS
Jan 31, 2013 7:00pm EST
and first vietnam veteran to lead the pentagon. >>> federal agents seized nearly $14 million worth of fake nfl merchandise. just three days ago until the big game and officers have intercepted 160,000 bogus pieces of super bowl memorabilia. authorities say criminal organizations are actually stealing from american businesses as they try to pass off the knockoffs as the real deal. >>> for more on super bowl xlvii let's send things down to wusa9's andrea roane. she is anchoring our brit and grit coverage -- our blitz and glitz coverage in new orleans. >> reporter: hi. good evening. we don'tike the idea of snow in your forecast because we're having a beautiful evening here. we want to thank david and carol for allowing us to use their beautiful balcony. look at that backdrop again, the brewery and the beautiful lights. it's a gorgeous evening, more and more fans coming into town, more and more ravens fans coming in and they are thrilled about the fact that new orleans is supporting them. everyone is talking about not the baltimore ravens or ray lewis or the 49ers. they're talking half
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
. >>> we are getting a clearer idea tonight of what automatic spending cuts at the pentagon will mean to our troops and civilian workers whose job depends on the spending. >> they guided hands on budget documents that spell out the cuts, the cuts that will come if the congress doesn't hit the frustration that hits march first. >> reporter: smaller pay increases for our troops, days off for hundreds of thousands of civil defense workers, good work by tom vandenbrook. giving documents of what we can expect. >> this is not a game. this is reality. >> reporter: and angry defense secretary on the consequences of the automatic cuts to american defense. >> they would degrade our ability to respond to crisis precisely at a time of rising instability across the globe. >> reporter: usa today obtained documents spelling out some of the cuts. >> they say that readiness is affected because they can't train and they can't sail ships as often. >> reporter: the 5,000 crew members on the uss truman will be staying in norfolk. >> we'll be able to take care of our responsibilities in afghanistan. b
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
suspects robbing the zales jewelry store yesterday at pentagon city mall and it's kristin fisher reports, hope you recognize the men on the tape and give them a call. >> watch closely as four people walk into the zales jewelry store and begin beating the glass case with a hammer. it takes them 20 big wacs wacs before the glass breaks. they reach in, and run out. >> very bold behavior. they are in a crowded mall. 11:00 a.m., broad daylight. very bold behavior. this is something we haven't seen in arlington for a while. >> no one was hurt. the suspects told the store's two employees to get out when they ran in. police believe they got away in a red car by busting through the parking garages mechanical arm gates. the thieves got away with 27 rings. all in, that's about $128,000. now, arlington county police are wondering if maybe it is something to do with the fact that valentine's day is just ten days away. >> they could be trying to pedal these rings for a profit. >> we are asking for help. >> kristin fisher, wusa9. >> if some guy wants to sell you a fancy diamond for cheap, well,
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 7:00am EST
make any kind of deal. it will mean trimming across the board. with the pentagon and other departments already in crisis mode, the white house announced thursday that he had phoned them but wouldn't state more. was it to reach out for a decision or to reach out in order to compromise? >> the president shoek with senator mcconnell and the speaker. i have no content to read out to you. the two republican leaders pointed out this was the first time they reached out in ought mat imcuts in 2012. it will mean $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts. thursday president obama argued to friendly radio hosts that they're standing in his way for the wrong reasons. >> their basic view is nothing is important enough to raise taxes on well thi individuals or corporatio corporations. and they would prefer to see these kinds of cuts and that's what behinds them at that the point. eric cantor put it this way in a statement. president obama has said that unless he gets a second tax hike, he will forced to let criminals loose on the streets, meats at your grocery store won't be inspected and e
CBS
Feb 22, 2013 7:00pm EST
lawmakers. >> tonight, pentagon's entire fleet of f35 jets grounded. workers found a cracked engine blade in california. now take notes, the f35 is the pentagon's most expensive weapons program. those planes will stay grounded until inspectors figure out what the problem is. >> a school bus smashes into an suv sending several special needs kids and two adults to the hospital. it happened around 1:00 this afternoon on cropper road in gaithersburg. that bus had just left elementary. the children are expected to be fined, but the driver of that suv is in grave condition. >>> right now, the prince georges county police department reporting a 300% jump in tips as investigators try to close the books on two unsolved youth murders. scott broom reports, all that public outrage seems to be translating into public action. >> it's just saying. part of it is sheer outrage. six county students claimed by murder since school started in august. >> young people shouldn't die. >> listen to what assistant chief, kevin davis, says about the role of tips. >> they have been of monumental importance. the
CBS
Feb 24, 2013 10:30am EST
scheduled to take effect. nearly half the cuts will be to defense, the pentagon saying that $800,000 civilian employees could face furloughs, and everyone in the federal government from f.b.i. agents to meat inspectors to emergency responders could face furloughs. education funding and head start could also be especially hard hit, and we start off this morning with education secretary arne duncan. mr. secretary, thank you for joining us this morning. >> good morning, major. thanks for having me. >> garrett: i know you will get to some of the implications of the across-the-board cuts, but in the recovery academy the education department received $98 billion. isn't there room in your budget, mr. secretary, to absorb some of these spending cuts and not have some of the negative effects that have been tellsed so far? >> our money all goes out to school districts. as you know, the vast majorpt of federal money goes to help vulnerable children, whether children with special needs, poor children whether whether adults in college doing work study, whether our babies in head start. we don't h
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 5:00am EST
way. >> by the end of this week the pentagon must submit its plan to the white house for how it's going to deal with automatic spending cuts if it kicks in on march 1. the february deadline will mark the beginning of a series of high level meetings with lawmakers. it's going to be a very frantic, very busy february as all sides get together and try to figure out this mess. >> the year is moving fast but not october just yet. >> that's right. >> speaking of moving fast, you're back in 30 minutes. what do you have for us? >> surprising findings about women and money. what the number one profession for women is in this day and age. >> thanks, jess. >> you got it. >>> we'll get reaction to the super bowl victory from ravens coach john harbaugh and some players coming up in sports. >> plus, what electrical crews know so far about the cause of the big power outage at the super bowl last night. >> some people on facebook blame it on pepco and in other blame it on pepco and in other news, the mm i went potty! th'sreat, honey.... wher for life's bleachable moments. >>> welcome back. 5:09.
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 5:00am EST
zales at pentagon mall yesterday at 11:00 in the morning. they used hammers to smash the display cases inside the store and all four men grabbed jewelry and took off. the value of the stolen jewels $128,000. if you have any information, please call arlington county police. >>> it is 5:05. time for the latest your money report of the morning. >> jessica doyle is here. wall street didn't look so good yesterday. >> sometimes you can't fight gravity. stocks go up. stocks can go down. that's what we saw with triple digit losses yesterday. you can blame concerns about europe. that was the latest but really what's going on here, we had this mottest sell-off after the best january since 1997. checking the numbers, the dow stands this morning back below 14,000 but not too far below after sliding 129 points. the nasdaq was off by 47 points and the s&p 500 was down by 17. the u.s. government plans to file a civil lawsuit against the ratings agency standard and poors. this goes back to the 2008 financial crisis. is accuses s&p giving high ratings to risky mortgage bonds that led to the crisis over
CBS
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
looking for four men after a jewelry store heist yesterday at the zales at the pentagon city mall. you're looking at surveillance video. 27 rirngs valued at $-- rings valued at $128,000. if you have any information, please call arlington county police. >>> police are investigating an overnight robbery near the university of maryland. a female student told oiferls she was walking just -- officers she was walking just after midnight when a masked man approached her at rhode island avenue. he showed a gun and demanded money. after first sending out a campus alert, police gave the all clear after determining the suspect had fled the area. >>> the man suspected of killing a former navy seal is on a suicide watch in a texas jail. 25-year-old eddie ray routh had to be shocked with a stun gun and restained after jailers say he became aggressive. he is accused of killing chris kyle, a highly decorated seal who was called one of america's most deadly snipers. court documents suggest routh killed kyle in order to take his truck. >>> purple reign, the party is on in baltimore. the ravens are
CBS
Feb 7, 2013 6:00am EST
by a third, support would be cut to more than 30 weapons systems. and the pentagon announced yesterday that the 5,000 crew members of the u.s.s. truman will be staying in norfolk and not deploying to the persian gulf saving hundreds of millions of dollars. outgoing defense secretary leon panetta spoke to u.s. d.a. about these concerns -- "u.s.a. today" about his concerns with these cuts. >> if something else came up in syria or mali or in libya, it wouldn't necessarily be an automatic thing that we'd be able to send troops or equipment to those places. >> there are other areas that could be impacted too besides direct defense consequences. there would be no money for military air shows like we see at andrews, no flyovers at sporting events like the super bowl or nats park. troops in the field will take a hit in the pocket, too. a planned pay raise would be cut nearly in half and civilian defense workers could be furloughed, as many as 800,000 d.o.d. civilians around the country for up to 22 days. they could also face a 20% cut in their salaries. we know the impact that would
CBS
Feb 10, 2013 10:30am EST
nominees to run the pentagon and the c.i.a. new reportes of computer hacking, and the threat of cyber attacks. we'll also hear from mike rogers. senator jack reed of the armed services committee. former democratic congresswoman jane harman, now with the woodrow wilson center. james lewis of the center for strategic and international studies. and our own justice department correspondent bob orr. for analysis weal talk with kevin merida, managing editor of the "washington post." and david leonhardt, washington bob orro cheat "new york times." it's cold outside but getting warmer inside because this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: and good morning again. well, the blizzard 2013 may have set records in some areas for snowfall. five states received over two and a half feet of snow. 40 million people in the region have been affected. over 350,000 are still without power in the northeast. and so far, eight deathhave been attributed to the storm. it is bound to get worse as weather forecasters t
CBS
Feb 13, 2013 5:00am EST
for the pentagon to be able to manage the sequester. we'll see what happens. >> thanks so much for coming in and sharing your thoughts with us. >> thank you very much. it's a pleasure. >>> coming up in our next hour, we'll talk about the new political drama series called "house of cards" and why it's so groundbreaking. >> plus, the lucky seven but only one could be crowned the annual westminster kennel club dog show best in >>> 5:58. still clear skies but clouds moving in. we'll see rain developing in the afternoon with snow in the mountains. it looks like a wet commute home. we'll get a touch of snow tonight. it's really not going to amount to much in the metro. highs in the mid-40s. >> thank you, howard. >>> 5:58. came down to magnificent seven in madison square garden. >> the seven group winners competed for top winners at the annual westminster kennel club dog show. this year for the first time a reserve best in show winner was selected. we presume that's in case the champion is unable to fulfill his duties. that runner-up spot went to the old english sheep dog. then it was tim
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
zales at pentagon city mall from 11 a.m. investigators say two men pulled out hammers and started smashing display cases inside the store. all four men then grabbed the jewelry, took off. 27 rings and $128,000 later this stuff is still out there. investigators are hoping this video will lead them to the thieves. if you know anything about this, call arlington county police. >>> feeding a family on $5 a day, it may seem impossible, but thousands of people in our area do it every week. still ahead we'll put you in their shoes. >> we have sunshine here in northwest, but some snow showers off to the west in the mountains. we'll show you temperatures, cold but not crazy cold, temperatures mainly above freezing, 36 downtown, 34 in la plata and gaithersburg and 36 in manassas and fairfax. we'll come back and track these snow showers and also a change in the weather pattern later this week. >> the man accused of killing a former navy seal and new york times bestseller is on suicide (woman) 3 days of walking to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo
CBS
Feb 1, 2013 6:00am EST
sheridan pentagon. we're getting ready to start our kickoff of the unveiling of the gowns this evening from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. >> that's very exciting. the discounts are deep. tell us a little bit about that. >> yes. we have all designers. the gowns are sized from zero to 30. we have up to 85% off on these gorgeous, gorgeous gowns and styles. >> you're unloading them tonight. can you go in and actually preview the gowns tonight so you know what you're going for when the doors open? >> yes. you can preview and purchase your gown this evening at our cocktail party or you can come to our general admission tomorrow which is all day on saturday. >> you have been delightful to bring in some models and some gowns. let's take a look at some of them. they are spectacular. >> so biewf. first we have maryann. she's wearing this gorgeous sweetheart fit and flair gown. look at the detailing on the bod decides. just a fun ruffle skirt. this gown was originally $1,000. you can find it at our sale this weekend for $800. >> that's a really good savings. of course this is all going to charit
CBS
Feb 18, 2013 4:00am EST
secretary defair destroys the pentagon. >> reporter: if there's any silver lining in this mess it's that the cuts would phase in gradually so if the two parties could come to agreement in a few weeks or a few months, much of the damage could probably be undone. bill plante, cbs news, the white house. >>> some republican opponents of chuck hagel'sed by say they will probably allow his nomt nation to proceed. his nomination has been put on hold, trapped in battle between republican lawmakers and the administration over the attack on the u.s. mission in libya. >>> you probably already noticed this but the price of gas has risen 32 straight days. this morning the average price of a gaap gallon of unleaded gas is $3.69. that's up 14 cents from a week ago and 43 cents a gallon from last month. experts say rising oil prices, reductions in cuts are all adds to a dramatic increase. >>> a troubled country singer mccready has apparently taken her own light. her life was taken. her talent was overtaken by her personal problems. the 37-year-old entered court-ordereded rehab this month. her two sons were
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 4:00am EST
from the pentagon which announced last week. wyatt andrews has that part of the story. >> reporter: tens of thousands of workers just in the shipyard& of virginia are at risk of losing their jobs because of the budget cuts. one of them is mike patterson, a pipefitter at bae systems. >> the major concern is the layoffs. when these jobs run out, there won't be any coming in behind them. >> reporter: so when these ships leave, the work runs out? >> the work runs out. >> reporter: the navy's budget cuts of $10.3 billion will fall hardest in the shipyards and involve the cancellation of maintenance and modernization of 22 warships this year. what does that mean? >> it's catastrophic to our industry, to our employee, and equally as important to the readiness of those ships. >> reporter: clifford says some of those navy cruise ships will lose weapons to their cruise ships. >> if we don't do that we may be sending a ship out in harm's way not as equipped as it should be because it doesn't have the current things to fight. >> reporter: layoffs could start in may but the anger of workers lik
CBS
Feb 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
: now, the pentagon set up a cyber command to practice both offense and defense on the computer battlefield. now cyber command is expanding five-fold and we asked bob orr to look into who's behind the computer threat. >> reporter: despite its imposing facade, the u.s. federal reserve could not stop the latest attack. on sunday, hackers broke into a fed computer system then stole and published the private phone numbers of 4,000 u.s. bankers. that breach followed recent revelations that cyber spies had also infiltrated computer networks at three american newspapers: the "washington post," "wall street journal," and "new york times." investigators traced those attacks on the papers to government-backed hackers in china looking to monitor coverage of chinese politics. everyday state-sponsored spies-- the majority from china-- are infiltrating key government and business computer networks inside the united states. u.s. cyber command estimates american companies are losing $250 billion a year in intellectual property. how often are they coming after us? >> it's more than daily. >> rep
CBS
Feb 2, 2013 6:30pm EST
claims only a small percentage of users were affected, scott recent analysis by the pentagon discovered 44 percent increase in cyber attacks just between 2009 and 2011. >> pelley: nancy, thank you. here in new orleans, worries of all kinds have been put aside just for this weekend and for america's biggest party. >> people from all over are here to watch the baltimore ravens and the san francisco 49 in other words the super bowl, jim axelrod tells us hosting the game is like a coming out party for a city reborn. >> streetcars rolled on the brand new loyola line in new orleans, and mechanic bruce godfrey says that tells us everything we need to know about the recovery here. we have not only backed to prekatrina levels i think we have moved forward, we now have a new line that wasn't here when katrina hit, so the katrina is behind us. >> when hurricane katrina hit godfrey's home was swamped by storm waters and he rode out the storm in a repair center for the transit system. >> and you thought this yard was safe, right? >> never had flooded before. >> it did this time, sub meshing buses an
CBS
Feb 21, 2013 5:00pm EST
have started telling workers at dozens of federal agencies including the pentagon, the agricultural department, homeland security and the national park city that their jobs could be affected if the cuts kick in on march 1. and a new poll finds that 33% of the americans are hoping to see that if they cannot reach a budget deal. >> reporter: but the government furloughs have workers pretty upcement that's why wusa9 started a petition as we are asking you to talk about this if they are furloughed due to sequestration. go to wusa9.com and you'll find a petition on our home page. >>> up next, 30 million people in 18 states are under a winter storm warning and heavy snowplows through the midwest. tom? >> reporter: yeah, we will talk about what the blizzard of oz is going to mean to us. we'll show you some temperatures right now. still pretty cold. these are actual windchills. feeling like it is 31 downtown, 27 in gaithersburg and 25 in leesburg. we'll come back and talk about thunder snow. we'll show you where the thunder snow occurred and we'll talk about an evening commute tomorrow that
CBS
Feb 23, 2013 6:00pm EST
out what to do. >> the pentagon says the massive cuts to the military will affect our country's ability to defend itself. the centers for disease control will lose more than $300 million which it claims could mean less money to solve outbreaks. and air travel will take a hit. transportation officials worry job cuts will lead to flight delays. >> and even our nation's children will be affected. the president says thousands of teachers and educators will be laid off. the president blamed republicans but the gop says it's the president who won't compromise. >> the question is, why won't he work with us? and the answer quite simply is because he wants higher taxes. >> in washington, the nation's governors say they are bracing for what's to come. >> the uncertainty of how much will be cut from where and when can undermine our budget and can also slow the economic growth in our states. >> and governors say the situation is frustrating. >> it is not good to have the sequester talk every couple of months and have a crisis couple of month by not making decisions in members of congress re
CBS
Feb 24, 2013 1:35am EST
higher taxes. >> the pentagon says massive cuts to the military will effect the country's ability to defend itself. transportation officials say air travel will take a hit and job cuts will lead to long airport lines and flight delays. the president says the nation's public schools will suffer, too, and says thousands of teachers and educators will be layed off. >>> at a meeting of the country's governors here in washington this weekend, some democrats and republicans, they say they believe the white house and congress will find a way to avoid those automatic spending cuts. they say people back in their state don't know how it will impact their lives. >> we keep on going through these deadlines, just like the cliff and really, people don't know how it's going to impact our lives. i mean, those in congress may know, maybe not. but you know, that's a real concern for the american people out there. >> the governor says washington's recurring budget stalemate hampered their ability and scare local businesses in their states from hiring. >>> nowhere will the impact of the sequestered cuts
CBS
Feb 15, 2013 1:35am EST
furloughs for up to 800,000 civilian pentagon employees. friday the navy is expected to announce it will postpone the repair of almost two dozen ships, threatening tens of thousands of jobs in virginia alone. and those repairs? >> if we don't do that, we are sending a ship out in harm's way that may not be as fit to fate as it should be. >> so here's how we avoid it. >> reporter: virginia's tim kaine is among senate democrats proposing an alternative, a $120 billion deficit reduction plan half in spending cuts split between defense and non- defense, much coming from tell limb nation of farm subsidies, and half in new taxes. >> as you know, the speaker has said president obama has received his revenue he is not going to get any more. >> if republicans say there will never be another dollar of revenue and democrats say there will never be another dollar of cut, then we're not going to solve the problem. >> another way for washington to kick the can down the road. it's funny that every time washington is just about to actually cut spending, somebody wants to postpone it and to raise ta
CBS
Feb 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
the zales at pentagon city mall. this is 11:00 in the morning and investigators say two of those fellows pulled out hammers and started smashing up display cases in the store. all four men grabbed the jewelry and ran off. 27 rings valued at $128,000 are gone. investigators are hoping this video will help lead them to the thieves, though they are hard to see here. if you've got any information, call the arlington county police. >>> the newtown massacre is, of course, still fresh in our memories and it may soon be fresh on our tv screen. a film company wants to make a movie about the school shooting. officials aren't saying much about the plot, but it's called illness and they say it will capture a family's struggle. >> i think we want to tell a beautiful gripping story about a family's struggle. what happens to them is kind of triggered by the newtown story. >> the movie is not for money. it's supposed to focus on mental health issues and why it's so hard to prevent these sorts of tragedies and they're hoping the movie will highlight the real causes. >>> live on five bucks a day,
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Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
about the hagel nomination for the pentagon chief over there. we're seeing something we don't usually see and that is senators sort of putting the brakes on one of their own. how often have you seen that sort of thing happen and will chuck hagel eventually be confirmed to your mind? >> i don't know the answer. a lot of people are saying that in the end he will be confirmed on a very narrow vote, but i'm not ready to say that yet. there's a great deal of dissatisfaction not just with chuck hagel who did not make all that good an impression during his confirmation hearing, but beyond that there are republicans who are trying their best to find out what happened on that night in benghazi when those four americans died and they still are not satisfied with the answers they're getting. so i'm not sure. i wouldn't bet the ranch right now that he will ever be confirmed, but that should come to a head in about a week when congress comes back from yet another vacation. >> all right. bob schieffer, face the nation on sunday, thank you so much for your time this afternoon. >> okay. >>> gas price
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Feb 1, 2013 7:00am EST
pentagon officials are looking at a big change in how they fight tearer. bob orr is in washington. >> those attacks are part of the broader campaign by foreign cyber spies to hack computer systems inside the u.s. officials warn more are inevitable as cyber attacks are ga greater now. to government sponsored hackers inside china. chinese officials denied the allegations calling them not professional and groundless but both papers say there is evidence hackers stole reporters' passwords and attempted to monitor governments of the papers. state-sponsored spies, mostly from china, every day infiltrate a broad spectrum of government and business networks insight the u.s. >> cyber terrorism presents one of the biggest threats. >> secretary of defense nominee chuck hagel warned the attacks could be crippling. >> it's an insidious quiet kind of a threat that we've never quite seen before. it can paralyze a nation in a second. >> for now the damage is economic. cyber spies and criminal hackers are stealing corporate secrets worth an estimated $250 billion a year from u.s. businesses but th
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Feb 14, 2013 6:30pm EST
pentagon orders cutses bought of the federal budget impasse. shipyard workers may be the fers to go. the beauty and the blade-- a sports hero is arrested in the murder of a model. mark phillips has the story. and anthony mason with history for sale, memories of the life and death of a president. >> 12: 52, 1:00, my president is dead. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. 4,000 people who have been adrift at sea for four days are finally nearing shore tonight. this is a live image of the carnival cruise ship "triumph" as she is towed in to mobile bay, alabama, this evening. she is expected to dock in just a few hours. she left galveston, texas, a week ago, loaded with her maximum 3,143 passengers and a crew of 1100. the brochure described a four-day cruise in the caribbean, but an engine room fire left her adrift and powerless. all aboard have suffered in squalid conditions, stranded as carnival slowly brought the ship in. we sent ana werner out today for an early look. >> reporter: when we flew over the carnival "trium
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Feb 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
. the pentagon officials confirmed that panetta will recommend a military pay cut. salaries limited to a 1% increase, smaller than in years past. final approval would come from congress, which is talking as much about sequester blame as solutions. playing games. give new meaning to the term, march madness. because that's what will resolve if we have to face a sequester. >> that's why i plot to not have this in the first place. but a president didn't want to have to deal with the debt limit again before his reelection. >> secretary panetta says se quest ration shows congress governing by crisis, leaving the military with no good options. in washington, emily schmidt, wusa9. >> secretary panetta spoke today at georgetown university and there, he told the crowd he hoped it was one of his last speeches as secretary of defense. as you know, president obama nominated former senator, chuck hagel, to replace him. >>> and president obama nominated the president of one of the leading outdoor gear retailers to be his new interior secretary. sally dual, who runs r.e.i. a former becking executive and
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00am EST
the pentagon. >>> frustrating commute home from work yesterday. they got stuck and after getting no instructions from metro, they took matters into their own hands. dozens of commuters wound up abandoning their green line trains and walking to their destinations last night. metro's general manager is apologizing properly policing -- apologizing promising some improvements. delia goncalves has more. >> reporter: good morning. it certainly was a big mess and it was a cold night for it. we talked to the manager at starbucks who is kitty corner from the navy yard metro station who says it looked like inauguration all over again with just swarms of people who were outside here at navy yard after the if fiasco happened inside. we'll take a look at some video and some pictures that fecks tweeted out of those massive crowds. panicked passengers pried open metro doors. they hopped on to the tracks and escaped through an emergency exit, this after two green line trains were stuck between navy yard and anacostia. they were stuck in dark opportunity hims for two hours. metro says the problem st
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am EST
potentially hundreds of thousands of federal workers. today the pentagon is expected to announce a plan to furlough nearly 800,000 civilian employees one day each week beginning in april. the president yesterday called the march 1 sequestration spending cuts not smart, not fair, and warns people will lose their jobs. these threats have you angry and scared, but you can do something about it. >> reporter: congress is on recess. sequestration cuts are less than two weeks away and area workers are facing down an uncertain financial future, including possible furloughs and pay cuts. the sequence of events have a lot of you pretty upset. that's why wusa9 started a petition to let congress know how you feel. >> it's been up for the last couple of days and already the response has been overwhelming. >> reporter: we are asking should congress be penalized if federal workers are furloughed due to sequestration. you are speaking out in large numbers with impassionings. >> the intensity and the emotion behind these comments have been very significant. >> reporter: a comment from extra v.a.'s eighth d
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00am EST
"washington post" says the pentagon is expanding benefits to same-sex couples. the additional benefits include access to basic facilities and groups as well as joint assignments. they do not include health care for same-sex spouses or housing privileges. >>> an apparent revenge killing after a dui crash. a texas man accused of murder, accused of shooting and killing a driver while drunk. the alleged shooter killed the two young boys outside the car helping their dad when he was hit. >>> "wall street journal" reports that people receiving discount phone service have not proven they're eligible for the program. last year the government spent more than $2 billion to provide phones to americans with low incomes. >>> "the new york times" says mice may fall short when it comes to being test subjects for human diseases. a new study finds evidence that tests using mice may be totally misleading from major killers including burns and trauma. it could mean billions of dollars have been wasted chasing fa >>> former vice president dick chney says enhanced interrogation works, and it should still be an opt
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Feb 5, 2013 7:00am EST
layoffs of employees at the pentagon and elsewhere. we have more from capitol hill. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, charlie and nora. around here, congress likes to call those cuts the sequester. and both sides have long predicted it could harm the economy if the cuts are allowed to kick in. instead of working together to do something about it, they've resorted to the blame game a month before the deadline. republicans may be the party of spending cuts, but on monday, house speaker john boehner insisted the looming sequester was the president's idea. >> the president first proposed this sequester in 2011 and insisted that it be part of the debt limit agreement. >> reporter: unless congress acts, the package of cuts worth $1.2 trillion, will start to kick in on march 1 taking a $55 billion bite out of this year's defense budget and $27 billion from domestic discretionary spending. according to the congressional budget office, more than a million jobs are at risk. defense secretary leon panetta had this warning -- >> we are going to weaken the united states and mak
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Feb 7, 2013 7:00am EST
billion worth of equipment could be delayed. for "cbs this morning," david martin, the pentagon. >>> new information this morning highlights the link between senator robert menendez and one of his top campaign donors. we showed you last week how the new jersey democrat recently paid more than $50,000 for trips he took on a private jet owned by dr. solomon mel get. "the washington post" is now reporting that menendez asked federal officials twice, raising concerns about a medicare audit of dr. melgin. he's reordering him to pay over $9 million in medicare. >>> breaking news this morning. three southern california officers have been shot. police in riverside, california, has just confirmed one of the suspects is dead. the suspect used to be one of their own. he's already linked to a double murder. security has been beefed up for high-ranking officials at lapd. bill witd ter shows us why the suspect may have given clues he was about to commit a killing spree. >> his current whereabouts are unknown as we're asking for the public's health. >> reporter: christopher lawrence the corner
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
out a list of cuts the pentagon will have to make, cuts he says will seriously undermine the military. susan mcginnis is in washington this morning. susan, good morning. >> good morning, anne-marie. the cuts are already happening. the pentagon is shrinking its presence in the persian gulf of aircraft carriers. it's par of that long list that secretary panetta that said these cuts are going to have to happen in the coming weeks all because congress cannot agree on an alternative to the budget cuts that are going to kick in as well as a 2013 budget. the "uss truman" was expected to pull out of norfolk tomorrow to head to the persian gulf but wednesday afternoon word came in the truman will stay in port to save money. >> playing the waiting game. it's not very nice not knowing when we're pulling out. >> the pentagon is carrying u.s. presence overseas ahead of $55 billion budget cuts that kick in march 1st. >> this is not a game. >> outgoing defense secretary leon panetta says congress's avoidance of finding cuts is seriously damage america. >> they would degrade our ability to r
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Feb 6, 2013 6:00am EST
gone terribly wrong. the first robbery happened here at pentagon city mall, very busy as we all know. the second, the very busy downtown frederick. now police in both jurisdictions are working together to try to solve these crimes and quickly. take a look at surveillance video of tuesday's robbery, 1:30 in the afternoon at colonial jewelers in downtown frederick. three men run into the store, force employees down to the floor at gunpoint. spray others with pepper spray and then smash into the jewelry case. over at zales in pentagon city monday, four men run two employees out of the shop, smash the glass case, and take off with $127,000 worth of rings. >> very bold behavior. a crowded mall, 11:00 a.m. broad daylight, very bold behavior. this is something we haven't seen in arlington for a while. >> reporter: very bold behavior. they haven't seen it in a while so they'll work very hard to try to get to the bottom of this before it happens again. you can imagine that other jewelry store owners and employees are on edge after seeing this incredible video all caught on tape. now the suspe
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Feb 21, 2013 7:00am EST
pentagon. >> on our civilians it will be catastrophic. >> reporter: civilians like sue ann falkenburg, a single mom 3,000 miles away in california. i would have to get a part-time job to support my family. >> reporter: falkenburg is worried about the pay cut or furlough. >> i can't exactly call my landlord and say, hey, i got a 20% cut in my salary, can you reduce the rent for 20%? >> reporter: it's not just the pentagon. dozens of cuts including the fbi will have to make difficult choices. >> the fbi will have to be in a position to evaluate where the reductions will come from and that may impact the national security arena. >> reporter: the democrats' congressional campaign committee also goes on the offensive today. they will accuse republican of risking 700,000 jobs in order to protect special interest tax loopholes. >>> a total disaster, that's what one walmart executive reportedly wrote about a plunge in sales. i it's announcing its report this morning. rebecca jarvis is here this morning. good morning. >> good morning. >> what are they saying and what are they saying
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Feb 17, 2013 10:30am EST
, be that at the state department, be that at the white house or the pentagon ear the intelligence community to make sure this never happens again, and he won't put up with it. >> schieffer: one of the relationships congress is holding uplet nominations of both john brennan of the c.i.a., and chuck hagel at the defense department, they tell us there were 70 e-mails that went back and forth if during that week on what susan rice should say on this broadcast and the other talk shows the following sunday, and somewhere along the way, the idea that this was the act of terrorists, was taken out. why don't you, number one, give the senators those e-mails and let them find up on the what they say they want to find out about this? and who in fact did take the connection to al qaeda and the terrorists will out of those talking points? >> well, i think there's-- there is an ongoing effort between the administration and the intelligence community to resolve exactly what they need to get. in addition to everything else we've already done, bob, 20 hearings or briefings with members of congress,
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Feb 13, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >>> a police officer at the pentagon forced protection -- forest protection agency got the medal of valley. officer thomas received the medal for his brave actions off duty. back in 2011 thomas was at a convenience store in clinton when a gunman got into a fight with another man. thomas identified himself as a police officer and ordered the suspect to drop the gun, but the man refused and turned toward thomas. that is when the officer opened fire and killed the suspect. today's ceremony was held in the pentagon's hall of heroes. >>> coming up senator marco rubio explains why he had to reach so far for that drink of water during last night's republican response to the state of the union. >> reporter: could moms and dads across the country suddenly be able to find good free preschool? i'm bruce leshan, this story coming up. >> reporter: i'm danielle nottingham at the vatican. coming up thousands of followers packed st. peter's >>> catholics packed st. peter's basilica in vatican city today and stood outside to watch the pope celebrate ash wednesday mass. >> they wanted one final gl
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Feb 1, 2013 4:00am EST
? >> yes, i do. >> reporter: if confirmed he'll be the first vietnam vet to lead the pentagon. >> i saw from the bottom. i see what happens. i saw the consequences and suffering and horrors of war. >> reporter: sam nunn strongly supports naegele's nomination. >> he comes from the republicans side but he has a lot of admirers of the democratic side. he knows defense. he's a war hero. >> reporter: if cop firmed he'll be the only one the president obama's cabinet. danielle nottingham, cbs news, capitol hill. >>> coming up on the "morning news," chain reaction crashes. it creates pileups in michigan and indiana. this is the "cbs morning news" an intense burning sensation like somebody had set it on fire. and the doctor said, cindie, you have shingles. he said, you had chickenpox when you were a little girl... i said, yes, i did. i don't think anybody ever thinks they're going to get shingles. but it happened to me. for more of the inside story, visit shinglesinfo.com hey, buddy? oh, hey, flo. you want to see something cool? snapshot, from progressive. my insurance company told me not to
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